We now follow the EAA (EDWARDS AQUIFER AUTHORITY) trigger levels for water restrictions. Notification of restriction stages will be through the local television media, marquee signs, customer mail-out, and website. See stage restrictions on the left for specific details for each restriction.
Water rates associated with restrictions
The rates associated with water usage is called a surcharge. The City of Converse (CoC) has three levels for surcharge rates. Normal- Non-restriction surcharge rate. This rate is applied to standard water usage during the year when there are no restrictions for water. Level 1- Surcharge rates are associated with Stage One and Stage Two water restrictions. During Stage One, The CoC requests water usage be cut by 20%, and at Stage Two water usage to be cut by 30%. The rate increase is in place to discourage heavy water users from using too much water when water restrictions are in effect. Level 2- Surcharge rates are associated with Stage Three and Stage Four water restrictions. During Stage Three, The CoC requests water usage be cut by 35%, and at Stage Four water usage to be cut by 40%. Level 2 rates go into effect due to the critical level the aquifer has become. The rate increase is in place to discourage All water users from using too much water when water restrictions are in effect.